The Schomburg will host "Talks at the Schomburg" featuring The Black Iris Project 

On Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 PM the Schomburg will host The Black Iris Project to conduct a panel discussion through the "Talks at the Schomburg" series. This panel will consist of emerging Black artists discussing the state of the arts and being a Black artist in today's climate with the Black ballet based dancers and BIP collaborators. The discussion will focus on race, politics, social media, pop culture and other issues that surround the importance for the project. Lastly, the guests will have an opportunity to have a sneak peek of The Black Iris Project's new creations.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. The Center consists of three connected buildings: The Schomburg Building, the Langston Hughes Building, and the Landmark Building. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg 90 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of people of African descent. In 2015, it won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center also functions as the national research library in the field, providing free access to its wide-ranging noncirculating collections. It also sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

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